Carl DuPont is an artist, innovator, and educator dedicated to Transformational Inclusion in the arts and Care of the Professional Voice. His articles can be found in The Laryngoscope and the Voice and Speech Review. He can be heard on the world premiere recordings of the Caldara Mass in A Major, The Death of Webern, and his solo album of art songs by Black composers entitled The Reaction.
DuPont has held center stage in performances at The Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Carolina, First Coast Opera, Toledo Opera, Opera Saratoga, Sarasota Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera, El Palacio de Bellas Artes, Opera Company of Brooklyn, the IN Series, Carnegie Hall, and Leipzig Opera. He has been invited to present research and recitals in Salzburg, Rome, Stockholm, New York, Portland, and Miami. He has proudly toured as a soloist and ensemble member with the American Spiritual Ensemble, the only professional ensemble dedicated to the preservation of the Negro Spiritual. This season DuPont returned to Opera Columbus in a production of Fellow Travelers, as a local favorite, after previously appearing there as Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville and Leporello in Don Giovanni. He is excited to debut this season with Bach in Baltimore in the title role of Elijah, in recital at The Kennedy Center, and in concert at the Anchorage Festival of Music in Alaska. He returns to Carnegie Hall in May as the bass soloist in Z. Randall Stroop’s American Rhapsody.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM), Indiana University (MM), and the University of Miami (DMA), DuPont currently serves as a voice professor at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. There, he has developed a course on art song by African American composers, co-chairs the Culturally Inclusive Task Force, and serves on the Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee. He also creates and leads dynamic workshops in the private and public sector as a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business Executive Education team.
Prized for his innovative approach to vocal pedagogy and higher music education DuPont has given masterclasses and lectures for a host of organizations including Temple University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Eastern-NY NATS, College Music Society, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Students from his studio have won first place in district and regional NATS competitions, sang leading roles in collegiate opera productions, and been accepted into prestigious graduate schools and summer programs. This summer is the artistic co-lead of the John F. Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera 2022 Opera Institute after he returns from teaching at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.
As CEO/founder of DuPont Consulting, LLC, he leverages his research, expertise, and compassion to design and implement strategic initiatives in diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and sustainability. This includes training, programming, and talent acquisition within academic and performing arts institutions.